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Kids Helpline's My Circle is a free, safe, & anonymous peer support group for improving overall wellbeing and mental health for young people in Australia aged 13-25 facilitated by Kids Helpline Counsellors.
 

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When you’re dealing with difficulties, sometimes it helps to engage with peers going through a similar situation.

We know it can sometimes be difficult to ask for help, My Circle is your go-to online peer support group.

Share your thoughts, access helpful info and chat to others who are going through similar challenges. You can even offer support to others, too!

What Is My Circle?

My Circle is free to young people aged 13-25, no matter where you are in Australia.

    We have devised a specific 4-week program to help support young people with issues they may be experiencing at this time.

    Led by a tertiary qualified Kids Helpline counsellor, these programs are aimed at supporting wellbeing and managing distress and worry which may be exacerbated by current isolation measures.

    The information and guidance provided is evidence-based, so you know you'll be heading in the right direction. Counsellors help you learn more about the issues that concern you by occasionally posting threads, questions and activities as well as images and videos about a topic.

    From there it's up to you what you want to say. You can even create your own threads to share your own thoughts and ideas! Our group facilitators are there to support you, and will always encourage safe, open and inclusive discussions about a range of topics.

    Topics and dates

    Family Relationships & Conflict Circle

    The Family Relationships & Conflict Circle is a place for safe, open and inclusive discussions about a range of topics in this area, including:

    • Understanding the different types of families and the kinds of conflict they may experience
    • Making sense of the different emotions and experiences they can have when faced with family conflict
    • Developing new skills for listening, communication, and working through family conflicts
    • Learning about how to stay resilient and how to cope when dealing with a family conflict

    The facilitating Counsellors will post content that will help you and the other members of your Circle to discuss and better understand conflict in their own families and learn how to better manage and cope with them.

    Anxiety & Depression Circle

    In this program, you’ll learn about, and try, different strategies that support your wellbeing.

    All of the strategies introduced in this group are user friendly and are known to be helpful. This program gives you an opportunity to see which ones work for you and whether they could be a helpful addition to your ‘wellbeing toolkit’, that is your personal bag of tools that help you cope with life’s challenges.

    Our group facilitators are there to support you, and will always encourage safe, open and inclusive discussions about a range of topics including:

    • What it looks and feels like when someone is upset, anxious or feeling low
    • Why we need to catch these things early and what we can do about them
    • How to identify your own experiences of being emotionally upset
    • What you can do to help yourself when you experience emotional upsets.
    • Who you can go to for help if you need it
    • What to do to keep yourself emotionally strong

    Wellbeing Circle – Open Topic

    This Circle is aimed at supporting wellbeing and managing distress and worry. The information and guidance provided is evidence-based, so you know you'll be heading in the right direction. Counsellors help you learn more about the issues that concern you by occasionally posting threads, questions and activities as well as images and videos about the topics chosen by the Circle members.

    From there it's up to you what you want to say. You can even create your own threads to share your own thoughts and ideas! Our group facilitators are there to support you, and will always encourage safe, open and inclusive discussions about a range of topics including:

    • Coping with conflict at home
    • Making sense of different emotions and experiences during uncertain times
    • Developing new skills for managing your own mental wellbeing
    • Learning ways to stay resilient

    How do I join a My Circle group?

    If you’re experiencing adjustment issues to isolation measures, you’re not alone.

    To connect with other young people dealing with the same issue, you might be interested in joining our next group. My Circle programs begin when we have enough members to start a group, so by helping yourself, you help others too!

    If you’re interested in joining My Circle you can register your interest in joining the next My Circle group by filling out the form below. 

    In that form you’ll choose a username – it needs to be something that doesn’t identify details about you (e.g. your name, school/uni, workplace, social accounts) so that you’ll stay anonymous to the other group members. 

    If you aren’t sure whether My Circle is right for you then have a chat with a KHL counsellor about it first. 

    What happens then?

    You’ll be contacted by the My Circle team with your login details when a new Circle is open.

    We will add new members into the Circle daily for the first week. New members will not be added into a Circle beyond the end of the 2nd week so you will be able to participate for at least 3 weeks.

    Are you 13-25? Register your interest in joining My Circle

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